It was nip and tuck, but Highway 19 east of Henderson survived the recent Minnesota River crest and remained open to traffic.
In addition, MnDOT crews will be monitoring the areas along Highway 169 between Mankato and Le Sueur during and after the heavy rains. Mudslides in April closed the southbound lanes.
Highways 93 and 19 near Henderson have been impacted by lengthy bouts of flooding and, as such, the road subsurface is saturated and not strong enough to handle the typical 10 ton weight limit. Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson and Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson are currently restricted to a 7 ton weight limit for the time being.